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Tennessee Stuns Mississippi State, Gets First SEC Win Of The Season

by | Oct 12, 2019

KNOXVILLE, TN— Tennessee has done it; they have earned their first SEC win since last season’s 24-7 upset victory over the Kentucky Wildcats. The Volunteers (2-4) pulled off the upset win over Mississippi State (2-3) in impressive fashion as Jeremy Pruitt coached the team to his third SEC victory today by a score of 20-10.

With this victory, the Vols have put themselves right back into the conversation to get to their first Bowl Game since the 2016 season, in which Tennessee went to the Music City Bowl under former head coach Butch Jones. This victory also puts isolated talk of Jeremy Pruitt being on the hot seat to rest for now, as this victory should get fans, and the media, off of his back. While the talk of Pruitt’s firing was most absurd to start with due to both the situation and Tennessee’s finances, it’s still nice to put the rumors to bed and refocus the program behind Pruitt.

Tennessee’s quarterback situation was very interesting as Brian Maurer left the game after a brutal hit. Maurer appears to have a concussion and Pruitt didn’t give up too much information on the injury in his post game interview with the SEC Network saying “He’s just got to go through (concussion) protocol.” We’ll keep you updated with that situation as the story develops.

In the end, there will be a lot to discuss following this huge win for the Volunteers’ program, but for now, let’s just celebrate. We’ll have more analysis and content in the coming days that you’ll only see on VolunteerRoadshow.Com, so check back later.

Luke A. Thomas

Luke A. Thomas

Senior Writer

Luke was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and grew up with a passion for SEC Football.

His career in journalism started in 2016 when he covered his hometown MTSU Blue Raiders. He would later go on to cover the local Vanderbilt Commodores before he would begin covering the Volunteers. He wrote for SBNation, covering UT Athletics before joining Volunteer Roadshow in May of 2019. At Volunteer Roadshow he covers all things Tennessee, with a focus on UT Football and Basketball.

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